Otitis Media: Clinical Practice Guidelines and Current Management. Tamekia L. Wakefield, MD Pediatric Otolaryngologist ENT & Allergy Associates, LLP. Tamekia Wakefield, MD is a member of the speakers bureau for Alcon. The makers of Ciprodex otic. Disclosures:. Otitis Media.
Tamekia L. Wakefield, MD
ENT & Allergy Associates, LLP
Tamekia Wakefield, MD is a member of the speakers bureau for Alcon. The makers of Ciprodex otic.Disclosures:
$4 billion in combined direct and indirect cost annually
2.2 million episodes diagnosed annually
Most common reason for visit to pediatrician
Tympanostomy tube placement is 2nd most common surgical procedure in children
Clinicians should use pneumatic otoscopy as the primary diagnostic method for OME. OME should be distinguished from AOM. Strong recommendation
Pneumatic otoscopy is gold standard
Tympanic membrane appearance
Sensitivity of 94% and specificity of 80% versus myringotomy
Readily available, cost effective and accurate in experienced hands
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